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Happy Holidays from KC Cafe Radio

KC Cafe Radio Holiday GreetingsAs we approach 2015, we want to take a moment to personally thank all those who helped keep the music streaming in 2014.  First, we would like to thank all of our Performing Artists who have shared their original music with our station.  We are in awe of all the talented singer/songwriters currently streaming on the Cafe and those who performed this year in our Concert Series.

Second, we want to recognise a small group of individuals who tirelessly work in the background for KC Cafe.  We want to thank our Board of Directors which includes: John Dutton (President), Larry Garrett (Vice President), Victor James Dougherty (Secretary), and Beth Coleman (Treasurer).  Their contributions over the last six months have greatly improved our processes.

Next, we want to thank our Underwriters, KC Cafe Menu Favorites, and Community Partnerships.  Their financial and professional support helped pay for all our operational costs in 2014, as well as, allowed us to expand our reach and participate in regional folk festivals in new and exciting ways. These individuals and businesses include:

Our Concert Series Hosts were amazing in 2014. Our generous Concert Series Hosts brought together their friends and excellent food to experience KC Cafe Performing Artists from all over the United States.  A huge THANK You to the following 2014 Concert Series Hosts who welcomed KC Cafe Radio into their homes and businesses.  We are truly grateful for your partnership and everyone can relive each live performance in our live music archives here.  The list of 2014 Concert Series Hosts include:

Last but not least, we want to thank the listeners and fans of original music!  Since we began our journey in 2008 so much has changed.  Yet as things have changed our  mission has remained constant, to provide you the listener with the World Finest Original Music on the planet!  So as we close out another broadcast year we are excited to enter into 2015 with high hopes to increase our reach, expand our services to artists, and acquire new listeners looking for original music.

May 2015 be merry and bright for you and yours and may you have a blessed holiday season for the rest of 2014.

Happy Holidays from KC Cafe Radio – John, Kathy, and Kathleen

FAI 2014: Saturday Night Showcase

Aaron Fowler and Laura DunganFebruary 21, 2014 – Our Showcase coverage from the  concluded Saturday night with a musically rousing collection of fine musicians.  Our thanks to John Batdorf, Andrew Foshee, Hilary Scott, Lucy Billings, Beth Wood, Lost Hollow and Aaron Fowler and Laura Dungan for providing the entertainment.

Listen to the performances here:

Pictures from Saturday night’s show:

FAI 2014: Saturday Afternoon Showcase

Andrew McNightFebruary 22, 2014 – While the 26th annual Folk Alliance International conference was beginning to wind down, the music at the KC Cafe Radio Showcase certainly was not!  Our thanks to Josh Harty, John Batdorf, Lucy Billings, Andrew McNight, and Spook Handy for keeping the music flowing.

Listen to the performances here:

Pictures from Saturday afternoon’s show:

FAI 2014: Friday Night Showcase


Street Corner ChoirFebruary 21, 2014 – The Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City, Missouri came alive Friday night at the 26th annual Folk Alliance International conference, and the KC Cafe Radio Showcase room was no exception!  Our thanks to Sky Smeed, Kelley McRae, Street Corner Choir, Andrew McNight, Spook Handy, Shane Lamb and Lisa Bell for a great night of music!

Listen to the performances here:

Pictures from Friday night’s show:

FAI 2014: Friday Afternoon Showcase

Kelly McRaeFebruary 21, 2014 – Live broadcast coverage from the 26th annual Folk Alliance International conference continued Friday afternoon on KC Cafe Radio.  Our thanks to Kim Richey, Bill Abernathy, Chad Abernathy, Kelly McRae, Hilary Scott and Johnathan Fleig for providing a most entertaining afternoon of music.

Listen to the performances here:

Pictures from Friday afternoon’s show: